Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,800

At Spire Thames Valley Hospital, we offer gastric sleeve surgery to help reduce your weight if severe obesity is affecting your health.

Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing part of the stomach to reduce its size and limit how much you can eat, as well as helping you to feel less hungry.

Sometimes also called

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Partial gastrectomy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Weight loss surgery

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3 nights

  • Procedure duration
    1-2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Some insurers, by exception

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Gastric sleeve surgery: what to expect at Spire Thames Valley

At Spire Thames Valley Hospital, we take pride in providing a high standard of private hospital care to our patients in the Thames Valley, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Windsor areas. We have a choice of bariatric surgeons who perform gastric sleeve surgery to help with weight loss. They’ll provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s tailored to your individual needs.

You can expect excellent aftercare and follow-up support from your healthcare team plus modern facilities that offer all the comfort and convenience you’d expect at home.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric sleeve surgery

How much does Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) cost at Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is available from £9,800.

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Thames Valley Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Preparing for gastric sleeve surgery at Spire Thames Valley

Getting here

We’re only a 10 minute drive from both the M4 and M40 motorways and we’re less than half an hour from central London by train. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

You’ll meet one of our experienced bariatric surgeons in one of our 10 easily accessible, private consultation rooms. During the consultation, we’ll ask you about your medical history and discuss:

  • The options for your surgery
  • Any tests you may need
  • What the surgery involves, including the anaesthetic and any risks or complications

You’ll have a chance to ask your consultant any questions you may have. Some people find it helps to bring a list of questions with them and make notes as they go along.

If you decide to go ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll also meet a dietitian and sometimes an anaesthetist so they can further assess if surgery is right for you. You’ll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests

Gastric sleeve surgery: your procedure

When you arrive on the day of your surgery, we’ll show you to your own private en-suite room where you’ll have access to all the facilities you’d expect, including:

  • A TV
  • A window
  • An armchair
  • An en-suite bathroom with towels
  • A lockable bedside table

You’ll meet your consultant, anaesthetist and the surgical team. Before the operation, you’ll be given a general anaesthetic and once ready, your consultant will carry out the surgery to remove part of your stomach.

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge, which has a TV and free hot drinks or water, while you have your operation.

The surgery usually takes one to two hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for up to three days after your surgery.

Your aftercare and recovery

While you’re in the hospital, your nursing team will give you pain relief as and when you need it so that you’re comfortable as you recover.

After you leave hospital, we’ll arrange to see you for six months to a year after your surgery so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended. A dietitian will provide support to you through face-to-face and over-the-phone consultations.

Although everyone’s different, here’s a typical recovery guide for gastric sleeve surgery:

3 days

Leave hospital

1–3 weeks

Return to work, depending on your job

4 weeks

May be able to drive

4–6 weeks

Follow a controlled, monitored diet

3–6 months

Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

2 years

Most weight loss will have happened

  • 3 days


    Leave hospital

  • 1–3 weeks


    Return to work, depending on your job

  • 4 weeks


    May be able to drive

  • 4–6 weeks


    Follow a controlled, monitored diet

  • 3–6 months


    Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

  • 2 years


    Most weight loss will have happened

How to get to us

Spire Thames Valley Hospital,

Wexham Street
Wexham
Bucks
SL3 6NH

Main Switchboard:  01753 662241

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01753 665404

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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